At Hastings Family Dental, we are committed to preventive care as the cornerstone of dental health. One of the most effective preventive treatments our dentists and team offer is dental sealants. This simple yet powerful procedure is aimed at protecting teeth from decay, particularly the molars and premolars, which are most prone to cavities due to their grooved surfaces.

Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The process is quick, painless and offers numerous benefits:

  • Cleaning: The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned to prepare for the sealant application.
  • Preparation: A mild acid solution is applied to roughen the tooth surface, ensuring the sealant adheres properly.
  • Application: The sealant material is painted onto the tooth enamel, filling in the grooves and depressions.
  • Curing: A special light is used to harden the sealant, bonding it to the tooth and providing a protective layer.

Benefits of dental sealants at our practice include:

  • Effective protection against tooth decay
  • Long-lasting results, with sealants able to protect teeth for up to 10 years with proper care
  • A non-invasive, pain-free procedure
  • Suitable for children and adults, making it a great option for patients of all ages

Preventing cavities before they start is key to maintaining a healthy smile. Dental sealants are a proactive step in safeguarding your or your child’s oral health. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein. Let us work together to keep your smile healthy and strong.